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Store Managers


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Work Environment

Store managers work in retail stores or warehouses on land and aboard ships.

  • Military Status


  • Median Military Salary This is the median, or the midpoint, of the salary range for this career.


    Military Salary Range Salary varies based on years of service, degree level, special pays, family status and location.

    $22,627 - $502,205


Store managers provide oversight to the daily functions within a retail facility and make sure stores are stocked and staffed appropriately. They make sure stores operate efficiently so service members can get in, get what they need, and get on with their mission. Typically, anyone working in the store reports to the store manager.

Military Training

Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Job training for store managers primarily consists of on-the-job learning in various training environments. Like other officers they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities military structure and etiquette traditions and leadership development. Job-specific training content may include:

  • Accounting and record keeping
  • Inventory control
  • Retail store and warehouse management
  • Personnel and office administration
  • Budget management

Helpful Attributes

  • Interest in managing a business
  • Interest in planning and directing the work of others
  • Interest in planning work schedules

Related Civilian Careers

  • Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
  • Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products
  • Retail Salespersons
  • Shipping, Receiving and Inventory Clerks
  • General and Operations Managers
  • Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
  • Purchasing Managers